Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

We offer a range of programs designed to prepare you for success in the beauty industry:

  • Cosmetology
  • Barbering
  • Esthetics
  • Advanced Esthetics
  • Makeup Artistry

Our education combines theory with practical, hands-on experience and professional business strategies. You’ll gain salon-ready skills and learn in a supportive, real-world environment.

We have campuses in:

  • San Francisco
  • San Jose

Yes, we operate salon and spa facilities in both San Francisco and San Jose. Our students gain practical experience by interacting directly with guests in these settings.

Our institute offers a unique salon-ready environment that puts students behind the chair, at the retail counter, and even in the owner’s shoes, preparing them for long-term success in the beauty industry.

Visit our website to learn more about our application process and schedule a tour of our campuses in San Francisco and San Jose.

Yes, we encourage prospective students to schedule a campus tour to experience our facilities firsthand and meet with our admissions team.

Graduates of Cinta Aveda Institute are well-prepared for careers in various fields of beauty and wellness, including salons, spas, and entrepreneurial ventures.

Yes, we offer financial aid options. Contact our admissions office for more information on scholarships, grants, and financing your education.

Program lengths vary by course. Contact us for specific details on the duration of the program you are interested in.

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David Adams
Global Technical Director, Aveda
Aveda Education is all about you, your passion, creativity, and business excellence. We believe in inspiring you to integrate fashion, beauty, and wellness into your life.
Charlene Stratton
Owner, Artbeat Salon & Gallery
In my experience, the Aveda Institute graduates are far better prepared for the salon environment. They come to the salon with a high level of confidence, outstanding customer service skills and extensive product knowledge already in place.
Marjorie Livingstone
Owner, Aveda Bethesda Salon and Spa
Hiring students from the Aveda Institute makes it easier on me as an owner because I don’t have to spend as much time, energy and money retraining them on the Aveda methodology. They come prepared already knowing product knowledge and the Aveda signature spa services.

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